Blue Meanies Mushrooms
Blue Meanies Mushroom is the common name for Panaeolus cyanescens. The name says a lot about this species; they turn dark blue when picked and can certainly pack a punch. Panaeolus cyanescens are one of the more potent psilocybin-containing mushrooms, despite their unassuming stature. P. cyanescens produces small medium-sized brown to white mushrooms that are easy for amateur enthusiasts to overlook.
Mushrooms from the genus Panaeolus are very common; they grow globally in tropical and temperate environments. Panaeolus cyanescens is a tropical/subtropical grassland species, often found in dung—just like another familiar mushroom we know. If you were not aware of Blue Meanies, you could easily miss a patch while foraging for the more popular Psilocybe cubensis. The former is believed to contain two to three times the psilocybin found in cubensis.
What Are Blue Meanies Mushroom?
Blue Meanies Magic Mushrooms are a potent strain of psilocybe cubensis. The name Blue Meanie is also used to describe a strain called Psilocybe Cyanescens (P. Cyans) which is known to be 2 times more potent than any other P. Cubensis strain. Our Blue Meanie Magic Mushrooms are of the P. Cubensis type and are not to be mistaken.
This shroom is known to be a prolific fruiter, often growing many flushes and easily bruising (blueing) at the point of physical contact. Expect above average intensity compared to other cubensis shrooms strains.
Blue Meanies Potency
Albert Hofmann analyzed Panaeolus cyanescens, then known as Copelandia cyanescens, in the early 1960s after reports of “intoxications” caused by dung-loving fungi from southern France. Hofmann found psilocin in higher concentrations after analyzing the fruiting bodies, yet there were only slight quantities of psilocybin. Although the origins of these samples were mysterious to Hofman, their true origins eventually came to light: they were growing from the dung of horses bought from Indonesia to take part in a horse race.
As mentioned above, this species is quite potent. The effects of Blue Meanies mushrooms may come on quickly due to higher levels of psilocin than psilocybin. Panaeolus cyanescens is often reported to be two to three times the strength of cubensis. Yet, there is little published data to support claims about the potency of these fungi. Erowid reports that these mushrooms have a combined psilocybin and psilocin content of between 0.5 to 2.95 percent dry weight. Stivje in 1992 identified they were variable in their potency 0.17 to 0.95 percent psilocin and 0.16 to 0.19 percent psilocybin! Psilocybe cubensis, by comparison, have been reported to have concentrations of psilocin and psilocybin between 0.14 to 0.42 percent and 0.37 to 1.30 percent dry weight, respectively.